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Antalis Packaging has partnered with AirPack Systems to provide customers with bespoke and standard inflatable packaging options, enhancing the speed of the packaging process and reducing damages and returns. With 100% recyclability and using the highest quality co-extruded plastic, AirPack bags are distributed flat, saving up to 90% on storage…

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UPM Raflatac has joined forces with WWF South Africa to support conservation work within the South African wine industry. The main aim of the project partnership is to promote sustainability in the wine industry supply chain – from farm production to packaging – with the overall outcome of supporting responsible…

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A Mundelein company that focuses on packaging dry ingredient food items announced plans Wednesday to expand its operations in a new facility in Racine, Wisconsin. Apak Inc. officials said they plan to continue to operate on Tower Road in Mundelein as well. The expansion is just one of many that…

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British alcoholic beverages company Diageo has invested $5.33m for a new canning line in Canada, which distills and bottles a variety of Diageo brands. Diageo is expanding its canning facility in Valleyfield, Quebec, with the addition of a new line to service its existing and new brands. The expansion would…

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KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. agreed to acquire privately held Victory Packaging in a deal valued at at least $615 million. KapStone sees the deal increasing the utilization of its assets and mills. Northbrook, Ill.-based KapStone said that excluding an anticipated tax benefit, the purchase price is roughly $515 million.…

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California-based K-1 Packaging Group designs and manufactures retail packaging materials, including pressure sensitive labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons - distributed worldwide. K-1’s newly purchased 22” Nilpeter FA-6 press will be used specifically to meet the company’s growing flexible packaging business. VP of Manufacturing, Eric Tsai explains the motivation behind…

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SOPAKCO, a processed food packaging company, is expanding its operations in Marion County, according to a release from the office of Gov. Nikki Haley. The company is investing $4.5 million to install a new fitment pouch line at its headquarters in Mullins. That new investment is expected to create 56…

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Dubai Crystal Mineral Water and Refreshments will upgrade its PET bottling facility with Sidel’s Matrix Combi technology. Sidel Matrix Combi will enable Dubai Crystal to produce 330ml and 500ml bottles at a speed of 22,500 per hour (bhp) and 1,500ml at a speed of 16,000bhp. According to Sidel, Matrix Combi…

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Avena Nordic Grain, part of the Apetit Group, to expand its vegetable oil packaging plant at Kirkkonummi. To invest 1.3 million euros in expansion of Mildola's vegetable oil packaging plant in Kirkkonummi. Construction work will begin in second half of 2015, and inauguration of expanded section of packaging plant is…

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. said Monday that it has acquired Baird Display, a Waukesha-based maker of point-of-purchase displays. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. There will be no employment impact as a result of the acquisition, a Green Bay Packaging spokeswoman said. Baird Display employs about 40 people. "The…